The Not Your Average Lives Podcast
Ice Cream & Sex (But Not The Kind You Think!) - A Sexagenarian Shares Her Lifelong Dilemma of Loving Food and Hating Exercise

Ice Cream & Sex (But Not The Kind You Think!) - A Sexagenarian Shares Her Lifelong Dilemma of Loving Food and Hating Exercise

September 28, 2020

EP59: Today you'll hear an inspirational story from Esta McIntyre who dealt with a lifetime of weight challenges due to the bad habits passed down to her by her obese parents. But the late-in-life fitness transformation she shares just goes to show you that it's never too late to get in shape OR start a new career. 

Esta is 65 years young, a food lover and non-enthusiastic exerciser. She is very passionate and committed in helping people find their “Custom Fitness Blueprint" in achieving their fitness goals. 

She's also the founder of My Health Studio in Westlake Village, a 15 year old boutique fitness and wellness studio offering the finest in group, semi-private and private fitness, CPR and wellness education.

Her story is a true evidence that determination and strong mindset is the key to achieving whatever you desire. She completed her training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Precision Nutrition as well as many other respected accredited institutions. But what I love about her is that she puts the fun in fitness. She incorporates humor, care and hope to the people she coaches. 

You can learn more about Esta in her newly published book: "Fitness for Women Who Love to Eat and Hate to Move". which you can find on Amazon using the following link: https://amzn.to/36bDvC8

 

If you want to connect and see more of Esta's work, you can reach her through:
Website: https://www.estamcintyre.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Esta-McIntyre-580662535952438/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/estamcintyre

 

If you are interested to join in her Virtual Zoom Classes, here is the link of the website: https://www.myhealthstudio.com/

 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/  

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g   

 

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife story of transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

#Thursdaythoughts - The Crazy Truth Why I Never Had Enough Time

#Thursdaythoughts - The Crazy Truth Why I Never Had Enough Time

September 24, 2020

EP58: What if your busyness is creating so many blocks in your life that it's preventing you from finding the fulfillment you desire?

So many of us walk through the world, completely unaware of how we are using our time and are not using it in a deliberate and conscious fashion. A lot of us - and I was the Queen B of this problem -  find ourselves controlled by time.

In my past, I showed up as a workaholic with a constant need to do more and more which meant I ended up with less and less time. And although I worked my tail off, I still found myself feeling less accomplished and needing more time, stuck in a vicious cycle.

So in this episode, I shared with you my latest AHAs on the subject of time from the book I am currently reading. It's been so eye-opening to gain this new perspective and it validates a lot of what I teach about doing less and meditating & journaling more.

The emphasis placed on the importance of living in the present moment is something that everyone would benefit from hearing and applying!

If you are a Busy Doer, stop doing, be quiet and see what comes up...

Here's the link to the book I'm reading, "Happy Pocket Full of Money" on Amazon using this link: https://amzn.to/367WbSW

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/ 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g  

 

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife story of transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

 

Are You Really Showing Up Authentically? Now You Can Find Out Through A Simple Virtual Typing Session!

Are You Really Showing Up Authentically? Now You Can Find Out Through A Simple Virtual Typing Session!

September 21, 2020

EP57: I'm excited to have Alex Paulos, a personality expert and leadership coach and author of the Recognizing People, as my special guest today. 

Alex has “cracked the code” into providing genetically-based personality assessments based on his intuitive system of understanding people and the facades they seek to hide behind.

He has worked with several companies and thousands of individuals to help them utilize their unique talents and strengths to fulfill their potential and create cohesive relationships and businesses.

With Paulos Personality Typology, Alex gives individuals & companies the keys to understanding themselves and others. His main goal is to help people create more balance, peace, and fulfillment in their lives.

I learned about Alex through another podcast I listen to and as soon as I finished listening to that interview, I immediately went to his website and signed up for a typing session. 

My experience was so mind blowing that I arranged a typing session for the students in my Second Half S.P.A.R.K. School with Alex and his team. Being able to witness their transformational experience as they got typed was a coach's dream. 

I can attest to the fact that what Alex and his team are able to do in a very short time is pretty incredible. And for that reason, I wanted to bring him onto my podcast and introduce him to my listeners so they too can have an opportunity to work with him and have their own transformational experience.

If you're interested in scheduling a typing session, go to Alex's website at https://innershift.com/

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g 

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife story of transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

 

A Mother’s Love Of Celebrations That Inspired A Late-in-Life Business Idea

A Mother’s Love Of Celebrations That Inspired A Late-in-Life Business Idea

September 14, 2020

EP56: Did you know that the things we love as a child can inform us of a future path? But often, life takes ahold of us and drives us in a different direction, only to realize much later in life, when we wake up one day feeling less than fulfilled on the chosen path.

 

We fail to see a connection between our past experiences and the path we are meant to walk. And like Lisa, sometimes the universe intervenes when we get a whack on the side of the head, which in her case, was a health crisis.

 

It's like Oprah says: "if you don't pay attention to the whisper, it gets louder and louder and louder. I say it's like getting thumped upside the head." This "thump" gives us pause to consider the alternatives that would not have been noticed had the universe not intervened.

 

We often look at a health crisis as just that - a crisis - instead of an opportunity, a gift from the universe, to assess where we are in life and how we would live differently if given a second chance. 

 

The things that made us happy, the important memories that lit us up from our childhood might be something that could lead us to a very different but even more amazing future.

 

This is a heartwarming story of Lisa's late-in-life passion that stemmed from her mother's love of celebrations: a gift-giving business, called Birthday Butler.

 

Lisa's story is evidence that we need to all pay better attention to little nudges from the universe, before we get thumped with a health crisis! The universe is working FOR you and is always trying to lead you to what you are MEANT TO DO!

 

So use her example that you are never stuck in a career that pays a great salary but leaves you wanting more. You have the power to create your own business based on a suppressed passion that may stem from something that you loved from a very early age!

 

To see Lisa's work and if you want to connect with her, you can reach her through:

Website: www.BirthdayButler.com 
Instagram: ig.com/BirthdayButlerParty

Facebook: fb.com/BirthdayButlerParty

 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

 

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife story of transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

Feeling Unfulfilled at Midlife? It’s Time to Fix That!

Feeling Unfulfilled at Midlife? It’s Time to Fix That!

September 10, 2020

In today's episode, I'm talking about the 5 different roles I've identified and how they relate to the fulfillment level you are feeling in your life today. I'm very passionate about this topic and have made it my mission to bring more fulfillment to women who have reached midlife and still feel as if something is missing.

If you're curious about what your result might be and are ready to get on a path of self-discovery, take my Midlife Fulfillment Level quiz at: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/quiz

Once you get your results, take a picture of them and post it on Instagram or Facebook and TAG ME! I'd love to see what you got and would be happy to give you tips on how to move closer to the Sparked Soul level, if that's not your result AND you're ready to take action on the highest level of fulfillment possible!!!

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife story of transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

 

 

Going From Medical Devices to Hypnosis: Tackling Problems from the Inside vs. the Outside

Going From Medical Devices to Hypnosis: Tackling Problems from the Inside vs. the Outside

September 7, 2020

EP54: Today's guest Christine Marie Pizzuto, was in a career for 29 years only to realize that the job she' was doing was not something that really sparked her.

 

Christine's journey started back in 2009 when she decided to finally listen to that small voice that was sending her nudges to do more in life. In 2011 she started training and she eventually opened her business in 2013.

 

Now, she's a Board-certified hypnotist & Life Mastery Consultant with a deep understanding of what drives and motivates behaviors. Christine has helped countless of individuals create the changes in their lives that they never thought they could make. She has also developed a proven, repeatable system that helps her clients create highly successful businesses and  thrive in every area of their lives! She’s known as the 'Results Expert'!

 

Her message is to inspire YOU to listen to that 'still small voice' inside that we all have. She believes that when you discover who you REALLY are, and who you were meant to be, you discover that you are way more capable than you ever thought you could be and that you have the capacity to do it!

 

To see and learn more of Christine's work, you can connect with her via: Website: http://www.yourinventedlife.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/YourInventedLife/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christine_marie_pizzuto/

 

Join us in our upcoming event, The Successful Entrepreneur Mindset Summit, here is the link to join: https://mindsetsummit.yourinventedlife.com/2020MindsetSummit

 

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife story of transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

A Facebook Soul Connection: High School Classmates Who Reconnected at Midlife

A Facebook Soul Connection: High School Classmates Who Reconnected at Midlife

August 31, 2020

EP53: This week's episode is all about love and re-connections which is one of my favorite subjects! Ken and Jennifer Hoffman, who were high school classmates, share their story about how they connected on Facebook and a romance developed. And all because Jen updated her Facebook profile with a new picture!

 

"When it's right, it's right as rain, when it's right, there is no pain, when it's right  it's not again" as Ken quoted his favorite song to Jen..

 

However this is not just your ordinary re-connection love story as Ken and Jen share the major road bump you never want to face when Jennifer got a diagnosis of tongue cancer. They were only married for 4 short years when they received the devastating news. Jennifer has faced three bouts of cancer since August of 2018 but, after a harrowing and difficult battle, she's been cancer free since January of this year.

 

Their story reflects the amazing ups and downs of life and love and clearly the battle they faced has brought them even closer together! They are proof that it's never too late to find your soulmate. 

 

If you want to listen to the song referenced by Ken, here is the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IisWePK0dFM

 

Also, if you'd like to connect with them through their website and social media:

Website: http://www.wnydyslexiaspecialists.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/kenhoffman

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jlhoffman2014/

 

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife story of transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

 

Sex After 50: When Sex Therapy Becomes Your Midlife Career Change

Sex After 50: When Sex Therapy Becomes Your Midlife Career Change

August 24, 2020

EP52: This week my special guest is Jessa Zimmerman, a certified sex therapist and couples’ counselor. She specializes in helping couples who have a good relationship but who are avoiding sex because it’s become stressful, negative, disappointing, or pressured. She educates, coaches, and supports people as they go through her 9-phase experiential process that allows them real world practice in changing their relationship and their sex life.

Some may consider sex an uncomfortable topic, but it's a fact of life when you are in a love partnership, and Jessa's aim is to educate everyone to evaluate their sex lives and have a goal of a healthy and intimate sexual connection with their partners.

She also shares her story about her first marriage that ended in divorce and how that forced her back into the workforce and ultimately led her back to school to follow an unrealized passion. She got her Master's Degree and became a certified therapist and then became interested in sex therapy as a specialty. 

She is also the author of 'Sex Without Stress', the host of the Better Sex Podcast, and is a regularly featured expert in the media, including Refinery29, Business Insider, Mind Body Green, and Marriage.com.

If you are recognizing some patterns in your sex life that you'd like to improve, this episode may ignite hope that you can change your situation and find more passion in the bedroom, even at midlife!

 

If you want to connect and see more of Jessa's work, you can reach her through:

Website: www.intimacywithease.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/intimacywithease

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/intimacywithease/

Podcast: https://intimacywithease.com/podcast/

 

Link to her book 'Sex without Stress' https://amzn.to/34p9EFl

 

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife story of transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

 

The Value My Framily Has Brought To Me

The Value My Framily Has Brought To Me

August 22, 2020

EP51: This episode is a tribute to long-lasting friendships! Friends who are more like family, aka Framily!!!

I can't imagine my life without my college besties, Kathy, Tammy & Kim. We have been through it all - studying for exams, dating, marriages, having babies, dealing with divorce, overcoming illness, fun adventures, career changes, lots of shopping, loss of jobs, loss of parents, launching our children into the world and now welcoming grandchildren - everything that life brings. We've been buddies for 43 years! 😮

I don't get to see them very often but we chat frequently and when I do get time with them, it is treasured beyond measure. 

They lift me up. They support me. When something good happens, they are the first ones I want to share it with. When I have a crisis, they are the first ones I want advice from.

Do you have long-standing BFFs in your life? Or even more recent ones? If so, reach out today and tell them you love them and how much they mean to you. I am sure they'll love hearing from you. ❤️

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife story of transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

An Incest Survivor’s Journey To Heal And Help

An Incest Survivor’s Journey To Heal And Help

August 17, 2020

EP50: In this week's episode, Nancy Allen talks about her experience as an incest survivor. She shares her heart-wrenching story of navigating sexual abuse by her own father.

She was physically and emotionally abused until a teacher noticed her odd behavior which led to a  mandated, but brief, kinship foster care placement by social services. She talks about the judicial system that failed her and allowed her to be placed back into her family home with her abusive father who was not charged.

She was able to escape her abuse by leaving for college and doing well in school. She also was fortunate to find a caring and compassionate boyfriend who she married at the age of 20. She went on to have a successful engineering career and lived a pretty normal life, becoming a mom to 2 biological sons and later adopting twin boys with special needs.

Unfortunately her life was upended when her husband of 28 years committed suicide which left her broken and alone. Losing her lifetime confidant and the security she felt with him by her side, sent her into a downward spiral and brought back the trauma of her past that she hadn't completely dealt with.

These life experiences have led Nancy to reclaim and reinvent herself. Her focus now is on building a community and providing support where incest survivors have a voice. 

Nancy’s focus after decades of repurposing all of her experiences, both good and bad, is to help create a world where incest survivors have a different life experience than she did. 

Feeling outside of the norm and disconnected from the larger community, resources didn’t exist to prevent her from feeling different, misunderstood and alone. She wants to champion others to say “I am an incest survivor” without shame, guilt, or fear of repercussions, and to open a dialogue which removes the societal taboo of acknowledging and discussing incest. 

A strong voice for those shamed to silence and the long-term impacts of child sexual abuse, Nancy hosts Tail of the Bell podcast. Each episode focuses on a specific topic interpreted through a featured incest survivor’s personal story and, where needed, further explored by experts. 

Nancy also helps incest survivors , as a Life Coach, to help themselves through Tail of the Bell, Inc's individual and group programs. She is also available for speaking engagements, adapting content to audience needs and size.

If you want to know more about Nancy’s work, you can reach her through:

Website: https://www.tailofthebell.com/

Podcast: https://www.tailofthebell.com/blog

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TailOfTheBell   

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife story of transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

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